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Address: Wat Chai Chumphon (Wat Tai), Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Only 40 baht admission, alot of the museum is about Thai culture and heritage rather than the death railway. There are alot of 2nd world war guns exhibited. You can also get some... read more

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Only 40 baht admission, alot of the museum is about Thai culture and heritage rather than the death railway. There are alot of 2nd world war guns exhibited. You can also get some good photo shots of the bridge from parts of the museum.

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While in Kanchanaburi to see the Bridge on the River Kwai we visited the Death War Museum .It is very small but worth a short visit. It is not a very well organized museum but I guess for the price of admittance ...which is actually a " maintenance fee " of 40 Bhats it is okay. The displays are rather... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it offers explanations in English about WWII and Thai history, the museum is quite disorganized and it is difficult to follow the historical events they wanna show. Still, it is a nice place to visit with a nice view over the river Kwai and good photos and paintings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first place of visit and I am glad I came glad I choose this place over the other museum after reading the reviews. The entrance ticket is 50 baht & there's a total of 3 sections which you can finish in 30/45mins. You can have a walk along the river and see some monks if you get... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is privately maintained and as such, is maybe not as well looked after as the other we museum in Kanchanaburi. It has many interesting war relics, however many are covered in dust and cobwebs. Some of the displays also cover other wars and time periods which can be a bit confusing seeing as Kanchanaburi is the site of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It does not take long to visit here. This is the first place to go if visiting the Bridge, the Death Railway or the Cemetery. It shows pictures of the POW's who built it--how they lived, ate, worked and dressed. You can see how they become thinner and thinner due to starvation diets.

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Éire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The JEATH War Museum covers quite a range: in time, conflicts, and others. Nonetheless, it has some interesting exhibits, and is well worth the visit for the very reasonable admission fee.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At only 40 BHT for entry, it's worth a look! They have a good collection of items that were interesting to look at and a great viewing platform of the bridge (away from the crowds). The setup is kind of bizarre & confusing with no brochure or real direction of what you're looking at or where best to start to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't expect much going in but the number of exhibits was impressive covering mainly the WWII era. History of Miss Thailand exhibit did not seem to fit the main theme but was something others may enjoy.

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Thank Mic A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not too expensive, real stuff without any frills. The museum hosts some real war Artefakts and pictures. A TBH 40 charge, makes a quick visit possible.

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